I am an Assistant Professor of Linguistics at University College Utrecht in the Netherlands. I teach various courses in Linguistics and academic skills in the Liberal Arts & Sciences programme, and am a researcher affiliated with Utrecht University.
My primary interests involve approaching sociolinguistic questions using psycholinguistic techniques. More specifically, I use experimental approaches to study the mental representation of linguistic variation. My most recent research considers the mental representation of the morphophonological variable ING (as in walking vs. walkin’) by probing aspects of shared representation using an auditory priming paradigm.
I completed my PhD in Linguistics at the University of Pennsylvania where I was co-advised by Meredith Tamminga and David Embick, and was affiliated both with the Variation & Cognition lab and with the Embick Lab at Penn. I previously held a position as Assistant Professor of English Linguistics at Radboud University in Nijmegen, in the Netherlands.
I am half English, half Dutch, and before my PhD I completed my BA in Liberal Arts & Sciences (major: Linguistics and Cognitive Neuroscience) at University College Utrecht, in the Netherlands, and my MSc in Applied Linguistics and Second Language Acquisition at the University of Oxford, in the UK.
When I’m not doing Linguistics, you can find me rowing, bouldering at a local climbing gym, or planning my next backpacking trip.